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Job Number:  44630
Workforce Specialist, Job ID #7001
Job Posted: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 24 August 2018
(84 days ago)
JVS Toronto
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Contract - Full time
Location: (not entered) Salary: (not entered)

Who is JVS Toronto?

JVS Toronto believes that every individual has opportunities for employment. Since 1947, JVS Toronto has been giving the power of employment and improved learning serving 10,000 new individuals annually through career, employment, and assessment services in Toronto and York Region. We also help businesses recruit the workforce they need to be successful. JVS Toronto is a registered charity and receives generous funding to provide most of our services without charge. Visit www.jvstoronto.org.


Program Overview

The Toronto Youth Job Corps (TYJC) program helps at-risk youth gain sustainable employment through skill development and intensive life skills training.  About 90 at-risk youth participate in pre-employment training, assessment and work experience, leading to a 16-24 week work placement, with the goal of securing full time employment with the same or a different employer.  Participants are involved in a community work team experience assessment that includes providing painting services for non-profit organizations, receiving structured feedback, developing an action plan, carrying out career exploration, and participating in employability skills workshops.


Workforce Specialist, Job ID #7001

Toronto Youth Job Corps

Full-time / 1 year contract / Starting ASAP / Jane & Finch


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Meet client job placement and retention targets
  • Negotiate employment opportunities that meet both client and employer needs
  • Critique resumes and covering letters
  • Facilitate weekly pre-employment workshops
  • Coordinate relevant guest speaker presentations and group excursions as it pertains to job readiness
  • Carry out job development using JVS Toronto’s consultative sales model including prospecting (cold calling), networking, employer needs analysis, features/benefits, and other EOPII job development and sales techniques
  • Build productive ongoing relationships with potential employers for agency programs/clients, contacting employers using random and targeted lead generation approaches for current client job placement needs, and advocating on behalf of the client
  • Follow up with employers and clients to support ongoing retention in employment or work assignment; monitor placements; assess work environment and identify strategies to maintain client success
  • Develop and prepare employment and retention plans, training agreements, and associated file documentation; prepare and maintain files, statistics, reports and all documentation required to meet JVS Toronto and Ministry service standards
  • As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, support the overall program planning and delivery as needed
  • Uphold Salesforce data management and data integrity

Flexible hours / evenings / weekends may be required for this position.



Qualifications & Experience:

  • College diploma in Social Services, or evaluated as the Canadian equivalency
  • 1-2 years of experience supervising and coaching youth in a workplace setting
  • Demonstrated understanding of at-risk youths’ needs
  • Ability to develop relationships with young people
  • Ability to deal effectively with employers and other stakeholders
  • Sensitivity and tact to deal effectively with youth from different cultural/racial backgrounds and/or with special needs
  • Possess current working knowledge of employment-related issues and learning approaches
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; experience in writing reports
  • Computer literate; the ability to learn systems used by the agency (ie. SalesForce)
  • A valid Ontario driver’s licence and access to a vehicle is required for this position
  • A clear Police Vulnerable Sector check is required for this position

Our ideal candidate will also have:

  • Knowledge of a second language
  • Employment Ontario knowledge and exposure


What JVS Toronto Offers You:

  • Health & Dental Benefits
  • A paid vacation allowance
  • Fulfilling career opportunity where you can drive results and make a difference
  • Established team and management support to integrate you into your new position
  • Opportunity to collaborate with counterparts across the agency to increase success
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume & covering letter ASAP to .
Applications will be accepted only through the above e-mail address. Please include both the job title and the Job ID # in the subject line.

JVS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require accommodation in order to submit your application, please contact JVS directly.

Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in our agency, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
JVS Toronto
Head Office
74 Tycos Drive
Toronto, ON, M6B 1V9

Tel: (416) 787-1151

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